IN THE MEDIA
NEWS, RADIO & PRESS
DWP makes the Toronto Star's Top 10 in 2020!
"This Toronto-based group is a prime example of charities that were forced by COVID-19 to pivot and have done so successfully. DWP had held in-person dance classes for seniors with the disease, but quickly switched to free daily online classes. Today, over 700 seniors from across Canada are registered for the classes."
-Bob Hepburn, Reporter, The Toronto Star
Connecting seniors across the country through free online dance classes, and the importance of dance for cognitive function.
Global News celebrates DWP in March: 13 years & running!
March marks the 13 year anniversary, and our friends at Global ran the story of the power of Dancing WIth Parkinson's yet again. Watch the story below!
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sarah Robichaud has created an online platform for dance and movement. Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada is now offering free on-line live dance classes through Zoom, seven days a week. Their mission is to keep seniors active, connected, and engaged while social-distancing. Susan Hay has the story below!
Our Founder Sarah helps out a First Nation Community with Dance! Pikangikum First Nation Intergenerational Dance Project
In the 2017 School Year our director Sarah Robichaud took many of the DWP methods to a very underserved First Nation community in crisis. The result was a stunning performance for the community on June 7th, 2017. The piece was based on the personal stories of the seven sacred teachings.
Breaking down barriers through dance for people living with Parkinson’s.
Dancing with Parkinson's helps people find joy in what their bodies can do. Dance is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as complementary intervention to pharmacological pursuits. Dance has the ability to uplift spirits, work the body and mind, and connect humans. Susan Hay from Global News has more.
The National: New research suggests that dancing improves movement control for people with Parkinson's disease.
Intergenerational Dance Project on CBC
CTV Canada AM Segment
6 Canadians who are making a difference
"These six Canadians are improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, one inspiring idea at a time."
Ontario Brain Institute Evaluation Video
"Can dance be an effective therapy for Parkinson's disease? Dancing With Parkinson's creates and delivers an artistic movement intervention to positively affect the physical and emotional well-being of people living with Parkinson's disease. Through evaluation, they will demonstrate the efficacy and impact of this weekly dance program for people with Parkinson's disease."
Former Metro Morning Host Andy Barrie battles Parkinson’s with brain surgery
"Parkinson’s left him “like a marionette with the strings cut. You just slump there.” But deep brain stimulation dialed back the clock on his disease..."
Dancing with Parkinson's in Motion
Director: Adnan Saciragic
Editor: Micha Pichlkastner
Music: Suzanne Maizarz
Luminato Festival Performance
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DWP partners with inner city school to perform Mark Morris Dance Groups L'Allegro as part of the Luminato festival.
How the L’Allegro Movement Project has helped Parkinson’s patients through dance
Among the dancers are 34 elementary school children and 14 people who have Parkinson’s Disease.
CTV NEWS PROFILES DWP
Paula Chan visits a DWP class at the Markham Movement disorder clinic.
CBS EARLY SHOW PROFILES DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S
CBS Early Show special segment on DWP. Host Erica Hill spends the day with the dwp dancers, teachers and volunteers and experiences first hand the transformation and celebration of movement in the dance class.
MAKING LIGHT OF A HEAVY BURDEN
A touching Toronto Star article profiles a DWP dancer and his spouse sharing their positive outlook in dealing with Parkinson's Disease as a team.
CBC DOCUMENTARY "DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S"
DWP dancers are profiled from their first class in March 2008 until their performance at the Luminato Festival workshop.
CBC radio broadcaster Andy Barrie shares his insight into the benefits of Dancing with Parkinson's.
GETTING THEIR GROOVE BACK
"From the gym to the ballroom, personal trainer Sarah Robichaud shows Parkinson's patients like Andy Barrie how the tango and waltz can loosen muscles and lift spirits, Sarah Hampson reports..."
BREW GOODER AWARD
City TV, Breakfast Television and Maxwell House, April, 2008
Sarah Robichaud and Dancing with Parkinson's was awarded Breakfast Television's Brew Gooder award sponsored by Maxwell House. Five hundred dollars in prize money was donated to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of Dancing with Parkinson's Inc.
ON THE MARK: WHY MARK MORRIS CONTINUES TO MOVE US
READ ARTICLE: NOW Magazine, June 2008
NOW Magazine profiles the Mark Morris Dance Group's collaboration with the Dancing with Parkinson's program as part of the Luminato Festival.
DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S (PDF)
Writer Carolyn Jackson recounts her experiences in the Dancing with Parkinson's class.